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Report Finds "Probable Carcinogens" in Municipal Water

Report Finds "Probable Carcinogens" in Municipal Water | Water for your great health. | Scoop.it
The Environmental Working Group (EWG) releases a report finding "probable human carcinogens" in all municipal water samples tested.
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Environmental Working Group (EWG), a trusted resource for all things environmental released a report finding "probable human carcinogens" in all water samples from 201 municipal water systems from 43 states. Does this grab your attention or are you hiding under a rock believing that your water system is 100% safe?

 

EWG and many others want the government to clean up those sources of public drinking water, thereby reducing the need for chemical treatment. The report, "Water Treatment Contaminants: Toxic Trash in Drinking Water" was sparked by concerns about water contamination in the wake of SuperStorm Sandy (no relation to me) which spilled tens of millions of gallons of sewage into waterways along the East Coast.

 

The results of their analysis reveal a far more widespread and concerning problem that superstorms merely inflame.The problem is that chlorine and other water treatment chemicals, in addition to being toxic themselves, react with ordinary organic particles in the water (waste from farm animals, fallen leaves, dead animals) to create hundreds of extremely toxic byproducts, which aren't regulated or monitored at all.

 

These toxic byproducts have been labeled "Disinfection Byproducts" DBP's. 600 are known and hundreds more have yet to be identified. Most people are not even aware that DBP's exist, let alone that they are actually 1000 times more toxic than chlorine. Just like with "ionizing radiation" and mercury, any exposure at all is concerning and potentially toxic. There is no safe level.

 

Chlorine is the only disinfectant that has been extremely studied. Today many water treatment plants are also adding chloramine, another disinfectant of which being exposed to that the health effects are not known.

Chloramine is a combination of chlorine and ammonia. More than one in five Americans are drinking tap water treated with chloramine.

 

Chloramine stays in the water system longer than chlorine and is harder to remove. It can't be removed by boiling, distilling, or by standing uncovered. Its vapors can accumulate in indoor air and concentrate in an enclosed area, such as shower stall, kitchen, bathroom, or apartment.

 

Chloramines combine with organic matter in water supplies to create two very toxic substances: iodoacids and nitrosamines says David Sedlak of UC Berkley.

 

There are three main types of chlorination byproducts, known to produce dangerous health effects: Trihalomethanes (THMs) which are associated with bladder cancer, gestational and developmental problems; Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) which lead to central nervous system depression and drowsiness and can irritate your skin and mucous membranes; Haloacetic Acids which is a Class B2 probable human carcinogen associated with neurological problems, growth retardation, low birth weight, and sperm toxicity.

 

Both Dr Mercola and myself recommend filtering your tub and shower water and I recommend filtering your kitchen as well for these reasons:

 

Scientists suspect that THMs in your tap water may be responsible for thousands of cases of bladder cancer each year, base on mounting evidence from multiple studies. The risk to pregnant women and their unborn babies is very concerning.THMs are associated with numerous developmental and reproductive abnormalities, including stillbirth, miscarriage, low birth weight, and neural tube defects. The neural tube refers to the structure that develops into your baby's brain and spinal cord.

 

Just showering in this treated water, in which you have absorption through both your skin and lungs, may pose a significant health risk to you and to your unborn child, if you are pregnant. Numerous studies have shown that showering and bathing are important routes of exposure for THMs and may actually represent MORE of your total exposure than the water you drink.

 

Analysts have found that THMs levels in public water systems vary throughout the year, depending on factors such as farming cycles. The EPA regulates chemicals based on an annual average, which means that spikes in the disinfection byproducts may go unnoticed.

 

And the EPA regulated chemicals are just the tip of the iceberg. There are hundreds of other chemicals finding their way into your water supply. The EPA regulates only nine (9) pollutants generated by chlorine or chloramine treatment. These nine represent less than two (2%) of the more than 600 unwanted chemicals created by the interaction of water of water treatment disinfectants and pollutants in source water.

 

There are more than 116,000 human made chemicals now detected in public water systems according to William Marks, author of "Water Voices From Around the World". 

 

Then there's other chemicals you can't see or taste that is found in public water systems. Some of the most common contaminants: Pharmaceutical drugs, Atrazine - according to the documentry FLOW, this U.S. herbicide is banned in the EU. Atrazine is an endocrine disrupter and is linked to numerous reproductive problems, breast and prostate cancer, and impaired immune function. MTBE - a chemical added to fuel to raise octane numbers is a potential human carcinogen. Glyphosate (Roundup), Hexavalent Chromium (Chromium 6), known as the Erin Brockovich chemical and a probable carcinogen.

 

And then there's bottled water - read Sandi's insights on the film TAPPED.

 

The best water is natural spring water which isn't always available for most people. I recommend  Multipure Water Filtration Systems as does EWG and Consumer Reports. Multipure has been filtering water for over 40 years and is certifed by NSF, the highest rating certification program in the country. The best solution is a whole house water filtration system.

 

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'Public Relations Nightmare' Toxic Chemical Report Finally Released by CDC

'Public Relations Nightmare' Toxic Chemical Report Finally Released by CDC | Water for your great health. | Scoop.it
A report with frightening consequences for American drinking water that the Trump administration tried to suppress was finally released by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Wednesday, ProPublica reported. The report was the most in-depth look to date at the health impacts of perfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, chemicals use
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Did you know that PFAS or perfluoroalkyl chemical substances have been found in public drinking water and on military bases? there are many health risks associated with these chemicals including cancer, liver disease, fertility, thyroid, and asthma. Dr Michael Greger in his book, “How Not to Die” lists a whole section of studies on the harmful dangers of chemicals on the human body.

 

Chemicals are lab created and as such rarely belong anywhere near humans. There have been many many studies done to show the harmful effects of chemicals on the human body and in animals. 

 

For far too long industry and government have made choices which were not in the best interest of the American public, but rather in the best interests of their investors and their bottom line.

Today more people are more aware and are taking matters more seriously questioning and advocating for better and safer methods.

 

Health Tips:

 

Most tap water in the U.S. is contaminated with chemicals, drug residues, bacteria, viruses, heavy metals, plastic, toxins, and other questionable items. Buying a water drinking system or using filters is one of the best ways to protect the health of your family and you.

 

This site recommends MultiPure, the creators of carbon block technology, NSF certified, and an integrity based company. Multipure’s carbon block filters meet EPA criteria to treat cyanotoxins in water. 

 

MultiPure’s filters are changed one time a year unless you’re using the AquaMini which changes filters two times a year. The AquaMini is suitable for college dorms, RV’s, or a bathroom. 

 

Multipure offers whole house and individual drinking systems, both on the counter or below the sink. With MultiPure the housing of your unit is guaranteed for a lifetime providing you replace filters yearly. A 15 percent discount is offered for auto ship orders.

 

Make sure to use filtered water for all your cooking needs.  Using tap water while cooking increases the chemicals’ poisons into your body. Shower with a water filter to avoid chemicals entering your skin. Use filtered water when you brush your teeth and wash your hands. 

 

Read more about “Public relations Nightmare Toxic Chemical Report Finally Released by CDC” from www.ecowatch.com by Olivia Rosane.

 

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8 Ways to Protect Yourself From Lead-Contaminated Water

8 Ways to Protect Yourself From Lead-Contaminated Water | Water for your great health. | Scoop.it
Through the Safe Drinking Water Act, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires all community water systems to prepare and deliver an annual water quality report and to take action in the event of lead contamination. Yet some municipalities continue to flout their obligations. A 2016 NRDC analysis indicated that mor
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Did you know there are certain steps to take to protect yourself from lead contaminated drinking water? Get your tap water tested and you might also consider replacing your old pipes. Currently according to this article, Newark, New Jersey has one of the highest levels of lead in the U.S.

 

Lead and other heavy metals cause lifelong neurological problems.

 

Health Tips:

 

Be sure to check out Multipure which is certified by NSF International. Two links are provided. One for choosing your filter and one for heavy metal concentrations.

 

Follow the eight steps given in this article and never heat unfiltered tap water or drink hot water  from your tap. The concentration of contaminated lead and other heavy metals is much higher when warm or heated.

 

Connect with Sandi for more information on Multipure and how to order.

 

Read more about “8 Ways to Protect Yourself From Lead Contaminated Water” from www.ecowatch.com by Courtney Lindwall, National Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

 

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Fluorinated Chemical Pollution Crisis Spreads

Fluorinated Chemical Pollution Crisis Spreads | Water for your great health. | Scoop.it
Two decades after pollution from highly toxic fluorinated chemicals was first reported in American communities and drinking water, the number of known contamination sites is growing rapidly. The latest update of an interactive map documents publicly known pollution from so-called PFAS chemicals at 94 industrial or military sites in 22 states.
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Did you know that fluorinated toxic chemical pollution is still spreading through the U.S. two decades after it was first reported in communities and in drinking water? The number of known contamination sites is on the rise with no end in sight.

 

With this looming crises the Environmental Protection Agency has taken just tiny steps to mitigate this problem. States are doing more than the federal government.

 

These toxic chemicals are also used in consumer products. Read the article for more health information.

 

Health Tips:

 

For best results for your drinking water, use water filtration. Check labels on consumer products, and wear a face mask if you live in one of the contaminated community sites.

 

Keep sending petitions to State as well as Federal legislators to take immediate action on this huge environmental problem. Send letters and petitions to the EPA to protect as is their job.

 

Recommendation for water filtration is with Multipure, a company that understands what integrity means. Even if the EPA administrators don’t, Multipure does it’s job in protecting consumers.

 

Contact Sandi Cornez for more information on the filter unit that is right for your family. Multipure is NSF certified.

 

Read more about “Fluorinated Chemical Pollution Crises Spreads” from www.ecowatch.co by Environmental Working Group (EWG).

 

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EWG Tap Water Database | Top 5 Reasons to Choose Filters Over Bottled Water

EWG Tap Water Database | Top 5 Reasons to Choose Filters Over Bottled Water | Water for your great health. | Scoop.it
If you want safer water, bottled water isn't the solution - not for
your pocketbook, your health or the planet.
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Did you know that micro plastic is now being found in bottled water? And bottled water as you now know from reading these posts is just tap water.

 

Plastic is one of the most ubiquitous items circulating in the world today. Plastics might have made life easier for some, but plastics are a disaster for human health, animal health, and the environment.

 

Health Tips:

 

There are many different water filters available. Choose one and use it instead of buying plastic chemical induced bottled tap water.

 

This page promotes Multipure Water Filtration, the leader of carbon block technology. Consumer Reports and Environmental Working Group (EWG) also promote Multipure. If interested in purchasing please contact Sandi Cornez.

 

Multipure provides a safer, more economical way to drink water. Use a glass jar or a stainless steel container for drinking when you’re out and about.

 

Multipure is NSF certified. Many water filtration companies say their filters are NSF, but when you check you discover, they are not. Buy from a trusted integrity based company such as Multipure.

 

Read more about “Top 5 Reasons to Choose Filters Over Bottled Water” from www.ewg.org

 

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Report: 64% of Bottled Water Is Tap Water, Costs 2000x More

Report: 64% of Bottled Water Is Tap Water, Costs 2000x More | Water for your great health. | Scoop.it
The bottled water industry spends billions of dollars per year convincing Americans that bottled water is safer than tap—even though almost two-thirds of the product comes from municipal water sources.
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Did you know that most bottled water is really just plain old tap water which contains harmful chemicals, residues of pharmaceutical drugs, viruses, bacteria, contaminated pathogens, and more toxins?

 

Bottled water companies deploy deceitful misinformation and may charge much more money for their supposedly “pristine” water.

 

Don’t be fooled and don’t fall prey to their spin. The plastic bottles also cause undue harm to marine life, other animals, and even humans.

 

When a plastic water bottle is left in a hot car, the plastic leaches into the water causing more harm. Plastic fills our world’s oceans with destruction.

 

Health Tips:

 

Clean air and water are essential for your body to live. Much of the world’s air and water is polluted. Humans must take steps to protect themselves.

 

Water filtration is a very important step in the right direction. Air purifiers help as well.

 

This post writer is a rep for Multipure, a 40 year old plus company steeped in integrity with guaranteed performance on all its systems. Don’t be fooled by companies who say they are NSF certified but are not.

 

Multipure water filtration systems are NSF Certified. NSF certification is an assurance of quality, performance, and integrity.

 

Multipure is an industry leader and pioneer in drinking water treatment. It conducts intensive internal quality assurance confirmed by the rigorous scrutiny of NSF certification.

 

Read more about “64% of Bottled Water is Tap Water, Costs 2000x More” from www.ecowatch.com by Julia Conley.

 

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Flint Residents Don’t Have Clean Water, But Nestlé Wants to Bottle Millions of Gallons From Town 2 Hours Away

Flint Residents Don’t Have Clean Water, But Nestlé Wants to Bottle Millions of Gallons From Town 2 Hours Away | Water for your great health. | Scoop.it
To make matters worse, The Guardian recently uncovered the fact that food giant, Nestlé, pumps almost 100,000 times what an average Michigan resident uses into plastic bottles in Evart, Michigan – which is just two hours away from Flint – and sells the bottles over the midwest for around one dollar.
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Did you know that there are towns and cities all across the U.S. that still don’t have clean water yet multinational company Nestle is in the business of bottling water in or near those same towns/cities?

 

Nestle has stolen water from more places in the States and is a main contributor along with beverage companies of plastic bottles.

 

In CA Nestle pays the U.S. government a small paltry amount each year around $500 or so to divert water from the forest. However Nestle takes in millions from the sale of bottled water.

 

Health Tips:

Stop buying and drinking water from plastic bottles. The globe is awash with plastic which never degrades just keeps getting smaller and smaller. Plastic in our oceans, rivers, streams, and yes even in your tap water is harming humans, fish, marine life, animals, and birds.

 

Drink clean clear water from a pristine mountain spring or buy a drinking water filtration system for your home, office, business, college dorm. With Multipure drinking water systems you get what you pay for and you get peace of mind knowing your system has been tested and certified by NSF International.

 

With Multipure your Drinking Water System housing is warranted for a lifetime (provided the filter has been changed once a year). NSF certification is an assurance of quality, performance, and integrity.

 

Multipure in business for 40 years is an industry leader being the creator of carbon block technology. With Multipure you know there is intensive internal quality assurance every step of the way.

 

Multipure offers a variety of Drinking Water Systems, Shower filtration, and Garden hose filtration. Connect with this subscriber to fin the system right for you and your family.

 

Read more about “Flint residents Don’t Have Clean Water, But Nestle wants to Bottle Millions of Gallons From Town Two Hours Away” from www.onegreenplanet.org by Michelle Neff.

 

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Hidden Carcinogen Taints Tap Water, Consumer Products Nationwide

Hidden Carcinogen Taints Tap Water, Consumer Products Nationwide | Water for your great health. | Scoop.it
An industrial solvent classified as a likely carcinogen, which is also a common impurity in cosmetics and household cleaners, was detected in samples of drinking water supplies for nearly 90 million Americans in 45 states, according to testing data from local utilities analyzed by EWG.
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Did you know that ‘more than 7 million people in 27 States are being served water with unsafe levels of 1-4 dioxane, a chemical carcinogen’? Your tap water and also cosmetics are affected.

 

1-4 dioxane in tap water is difficult to remove from drinking water, according to Environmental working group (EWG). Some reverse-osmosis (RO) systems can remove a significant portion, but not all.

 

EWG recommends you calling your water utility and urge installation of specialized treatments to reduce levels of the chemical.

 

You can also call your local and State elected officials and regulatory agencies to advocate for source water protection to prevent 1-4 dioxane from being in your tap water.

 

You can also contact specific companies that make cosmetics and personal care products to remove 1-4 dioxane from their existing potentially contaminated products.

 

You can also sign petitions to tell the EPA to protect your water from harmful carcinogenic chemicals like 1-4 dioxane. There’s a petition at the close of this article for you to sign.

 

Health tips:
Check to see if your State is affected and take action to prevent 1-4 dioxane from your tap water and buy only holistic organic plant based cosmetics and personal care products. You can also make your own.

 

Raw organic coconut oil and raw cacao butter makes an excellent moisturizer for your whole body. You can use organic herbs and distill your own essential oils for your body care.

 

Multipure has a reverse osmosis drinking water system. Check with them if you have concerns.

 

Read this important timely article ‘Hidden carcinogen Taints Tap Water, Consumer products Nationwide’ from www.ewg.org by Melanie Benesh, Legislative Attorney, Tasha Stoiber and Dave Andrews, Senior Scientists, and Soren Rundquist, Director of Spatial Analysis.

 

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Interactive Map Shows If Your Tap Water Is Contaminated With PFCs

Interactive Map Shows If Your Tap Water Is Contaminated With PFCs | Water for your great health. | Scoop.it
Highly fluorinated toxic chemicals, also known as PFASs, that have been linked to cancer, thyroid disease, weakened immunity and other health problems.
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Did you know that your municipal tap water may be contaminated with fluorinated toxic chemicals known as PFCs or PFASs which have been linked to cancer, thyroid disease, immune and other health issues?

 

Tap water can also contains residues of prescription drugs, heavy metals, fluoride, chlorine, chloramine, bacteria and viruses. Have your water tested to know what’s really in it. Many people erroneously believe the reports from their municipal water districts.

 

Health Tips: Unless you’re drinking pure uncontaminated spring water, it’s best to use a reputable quality water filter for kitchen/bathrooms, and a shower filter or get a whole house system.

 

Showering in contaminated tap water is actually more harmful for your body than drinking the water.

 

When cooking using water make sure to use the filtered water spigot, not the tap water spigot. Cooking with tap water increases the harmful chemicals.

 

This subscriber recommends and is a rep for Multipure, a 40 year old integrity based water filtration company which is highly recommended by both Environmental Working Group (EWG) and Consumer’s Reports.

 

Many water filter companies say they use NSF certification when they really do not.

 

Multipure’s products have been tested and Certified by NSF International. Multipure has a lifetime warranty on its different housing systems. They also offer a 90 day satisfaction guarantee plus other warrantees for select drinking systems.

 

Please connect with Sandi for any additional information or to order your own piece of mind product.

 

Read more about “Interactive MapShows If Your Tap Water is Contaminated With PFCs” from www.ecowatch.com by Environmental Working Group.

 

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Popular Farm Pesticide Found in Drinking Water

Popular Farm Pesticide Found in Drinking Water | Water for your great health. | Scoop.it
The U.S. Geological Survey and University of Iowa reported findings of neonicotinoids—a class of pesticide used to kill off insects—in treated drinking water
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Did you know that now pesticides, as well as residues of pharmaceutical drugs, emerging contaminants, including BPA, DEET, many others, bacteria, viruses, chlorine, chloramine, and heavy metals (mercury, arsenic, radon, Cysts, etc) could be lurking in your tap water?

 

Neonicotinoids, the pesticides that have been shown to kill bees and other pollinators are now showing up in the Midwest in treated drinking water.

 

Is it any wonder what with the U.S. penchant for drowning all conventionally grown crops in chemicals? One billion pounds of pesticides are applied yearly in the U.S.

 

Streams, rivers, and other bodies of water, including fish and other aquatic life are suffering the consequences of a misconceived dangerous policy of allowing unnatural known neurotoxic chemicals into the food chain. 

 

Every element of life is connected. What happens to one place/species, happens to all of the inhabitants on this planet.

 

This article states that “there is not enough research on human health surrounding the ingestion of pesticides, especially over a long period of time”. Yet in smaller vertebrate animals there are already signs that the effects may be serious.

 

Dr Michael Greger, in his book, “How Not to Die” writes that insecticides such as DDT and other organochlorines (dioxins, PCBs, and DDT) which have been banned for decades are still showing up in the environment and show up in the food chain in the fat of the animals that people eat.

 

In case you were wondering, researchers found that plant based/vegan consumers “were significantly less polluted than omnivores”. Eating more plant based food also reduces the concentrations of heavy metals in your body. 

 

Dr Greger also writes that “there are now more than one-hundred studies linking pesticides to an increased risk for Parkinson’s disease”. Living or working in high spray areas can increase your risk. This information is very concerning.

 

A Harvard University study with about 130,000 people found that those consuming more berries do seem to have a significantly lower risk of developing Parkinson’s. Organic or local might be preferable. Blueberries and strawberries were used in the study.

 

Health Tips:  This article is another good reason to use water filtration systems even if your municipal water source is already treated. Multipure Drinking water Systems, recommended by Consumer’s reports and environmental Working Group (EWG) and this subscriber are recommended.

 

Multipure is NSF certified and the new Aqualuxe has the highest level of contaminant reduction. Connect with this subscriber for more information.

 

Read more about “Popular Farm Pesticide Found in Drinking Water” from www.ecowatch.com by Cassie Kelly.

 

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10 Ways to Tell if You're Dehydrated

10 Ways to Tell if You're Dehydrated | Water for your great health. | Scoop.it
Water is constantly leaving your body, mostly through sweat, urine and stools. An adequate amount of water must be consumed to make up for this loss. Dehydration
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Did you know that thirst is not an indicator of dehydration? Water is the most important nutrient for your body. Air is the first. You can go for a few months without food, but only for a few days without water.

 

Water keeps your tissues and organs hydrated and it also helps in the absorption of nutrients to your cells. Water is akin to blood as you need both to live.

 

Water gives you energy, reduces inflammation, improves your skin, lubricates your joints, and keeps you young and healthy. This information is from www.hippocratesinst.org 

 

if you don’t live near a mountain with a wild natural spring then filtered water is your best choice. You want a high quality water filtration system that is NSF certified, that removes chlorine and other contaminants, including heavy metals as in lead and mercury.

 

If you don’t opt for a whole house system, then be sure to get a system for your kitchen and bathroom plus a shower filter. 

 

 Avoid bottled water as much as possible and also be careful drinking tap water. Municipal tap water has been mixed with chemicals and exposed to pollution. 

 

It is forced through miles of pipes, valves, pumps, and machines as it travels its arduous journey to your sink.

 

Health Tips:  Make sure to get adequate sunshine, spend time outdoors breathing in clean air, drink filtered water, eat a plant based real whole food regimen, and  exercise every day. 

 

Multipure Drinking Water Systems are recommended by this subscriber. Connect to learn more.

 

Read more about “10 Ways to Tell If You’re Dehydrated” from www.ecowatch.com by Becky Bell, Authority Nutrition

 

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Bottled water overtakes soda as America’s No. 1 drink — why you should avoid both

Bottled water overtakes soda as America’s No. 1 drink — why you should avoid both | Water for your great health. | Scoop.it
U.S. consumers spent $21 billion on bottled water last year.
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Did you know that bottled water has now overtaken soda as the number one beverage in the U.S. and both need to be avoided? Most bottled waters come from municipal water sources which provides water for your tap water.

 

Considering that for decades beverage companies such as Pepsi and Coke have hoodwinked you into thinking their sodas were healthy or could help you lose weight (NOT) why would you think their bottled water was any better? These companies have one main agenda which is to grow their bottom line.

 

Bottled water is a major business. Plastic water bottles are found in every place on earth either washed up by the ocean waters, rivers, lakes, streams or needlessly discarded by unthinking humans. 

 

Plastic does not biodegrade. Smaller pieces and plastic ring holders have been found inside or around the necks of almost every marine animal and fish in the oceans of this planet.

 

“Water quality reports indicate that 45 percent of U.S. streams, 47 percent of lakes and 32 percent of bays are polluted”. Last year 2016 Harvard released a study showing that dangerous levels of two industrial chemicals (PFASs) that have been linked to cancer, hormone disruption, and other health problems have been found in the drinking water of over six million people in the U.S. across thirty-three states. This information from onegreenplanet.org 

 

Let’s not forget the devastating consequences of lead pollution in Flint, Michigan. Lead pollution is showing up in cities all across America. Water Quality projects states that over 73 different kinds of pesticides are showing up in U.S. groundwater that eventually ends up in your drinking water. This information from onegreenplanet.org 

 

Health tips:  Purchase Multipure the developer in the 1970’s of solid carbon block technology water filtration systems for whole house or on the counter/under the sink model. Multipure has both a 90 day Guarantee and a Lifetime warrantee on its housing (providing the filter has been changed at least once per year). Multipure is NSF certified and is recommended by Consumer’s Reports and Environmental Working Group(EWG).

 

Multipure is more economical than bottled water. It reduces contaminants of both aesthetic and health concern. The new Aqualuxe treats contaminants of aesthetic, health concern, emerging contaminants, and as a microbiological purifier.

 

 Also included is NSF protocol P231 for bacteria and viruses, NSF/ANSI Std. 42 which includes chlorine, chloramine, nominal particulate reduction Class 1, Taste and odor reduction, and NSF/ANSI Std. 53 which includes Arsenic, Asbestos, Chlordane, Cyst, Lead, Mercury, MTBE, PCB, Radon, Toxaphene, Turbidity, and VOC.

 

For more information, please connect with this subscriber.

 

Read more about ‘Bottled Water overtakes America’s No. 1 Drink - Why You Should Avoid Both from www.marketwatch.com by Quentin Fottrell Personal Finance Editor.

 

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The Reason to Never Buy Bottled Water that No One Talks About

The Reason to Never Buy Bottled Water that No One Talks About | Water for your great health. | Scoop.it
Taking on the bottled water industry in support of wildlife everywhere is not going to be an easy task, but it is certainly one you can start at home with each individual sip of water you drink.
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Did you know that your consumption of bottled water is contributing to the senseless deaths of birds, fish, insects, marine, and other wildlife around the globe? There are so many valid reasons for you to stop buying bottled water.

 

Health Tips:  Stop harming Mother Nature by polluting oceans, rivers, lakes, streams, landfills, and stop helping the oil companies by purchasing any plastic, including plastic water bottles. Making water bottles requires 17 million gallons of oil a year, just in the U.S. alone. Are you aware that it takes 1,000 years for a plastic water bottle to fully degrade?

 

Petition your State Legislators and Say NO in your communities where bottled water companies, such as Nestle and others  have and continue to divert water resources for their own usage, thereby depriving communities of their true water source.

 

Bottled water is either just tap water or water from other water sources. Tap water is NOT a good source of drinking water in most communities in this country. 

 

The infrastructure and pipes in many communities are decades old and the municipal water companies year end reports fail to tell the whole story related to these chemical substances in your water: chlorine, chloramines, lead, mercury, industrial pollutants, pharmaceutical residues, emerging contaminants, bacteria, and viruses. Many municipal water companies also add fluoride which is a known neurotoxin.

 

Consider what happened in Flint, MI. This scenario is occurring in many other cities in the U.S. today. Protect the health of your children and your family with a water filter/drinking water system that is cost effective, offers guaranteed performance, and has been tested and Certified by NSF International. Consider Multipure where you can taste the difference.

 

Please contact this subscriber for more information.

 

Read more about “the reason to Never Buy Bottled Water That No One Talks About” from www.onegreenplanet.org by Malorie Macklin.

 

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Is Alkaline Water a Healthy Choice or Ridiculous Hoax?

Is Alkaline Water a Healthy Choice or Ridiculous Hoax? | Water for your great health. | Scoop.it
Water is essential for life. Beyond the basic choices of tap or bottled water, there's a new kind of designer water hitting the shelves—alkaline water.
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Did you know that there are many different types of water and the choice is always yours to choose what works best for you? However, please do your own due diligence to choose the healthiest water for you and your family’s well-being and the well-being of our planet.

 

There’s pure spring water, filtered water, distilled water, alkaline water, well water, tap water, and bottled water. There are a number of companies that promote alkaline water and apparently now according to this article there is alkaline bottled water.

 

Any type of bottled water isn’t healthy because it’s in a plastic petrochemical container which leeches the chemical into the water, especially on hot days. Just as important is that the Pacific Ocean contains more plastic than fish.  Regular bottled water for the most part is just plain tap water which also isn’t healthy as it contains: 

 

  1. Carcinogenic Emerging Contaminants (Bisphenol A (BPA), DEET, Meprobamate, Trimethoprim etc).
  2. Heavy metals (mercury, lead, arsenic, asbestos, PCB, Radon, Turbidity, VOC etc).
  3. Pharmaceutical drug residues (Ibuprofen and Naproxen, etc.)
  4. Bacteria and viruses 
  5. Carcinogenic Contaminants (Chlorine, Chloramine, Chromium 6, Fluoride).

 

Alkaline water has been touted as beneficial for a variety of health reasons. Most people who have tried drinking this water felt better almost immediately mainly because they didn’t ever drink much water, their bodies were dehydrated, and they didn’t apparently understand that the human body thrives on water. The machines can be expensive for many people and as the article states if you add baking soda to your drinking water, then the water becomes alkaline.

 

Some people like the machines because they can use the water from it to clean their house, clothes, and a number of other reasons. There are as with everything else that’s marketed both pros and cons.

 

Distilled water again pros and cons. A few health professionals like it. Others don’t like the taste and won’t drink it. It too usually is sold in plastic containers.

 

Well water usually needs a water filtration system as the water is not pure and can cause harmful health issues. Many wells today in parts of the U.S. have been contaminated with chemicals caused by the process known as Fracking.

 

Filtered water is preferable for many people, this subscriber as well as she loves the delicious taste of Multipure filtered water, loves how her body feels when drinking it, and knows she is protecting her body from harmful chemicals as Multipure is one of a few filtered water companies that are NSF Certified. Without this certification, you are putting your faith into a company that doesn’t have integrity and that truly isn’t committed to your safety and well-being.

 

Multipure has been leading and innovating with superior quality, and innovating the water treatment industry since 1970. Don’t be fooled by marketing ploys.

 

Spring water from fresh underground springs is sought out by many people. There are few places in the world today where there is actually pure spring water that has not been contaminated with chemicals/pollutants in our environment. If you do have clean spring water, please don’t store it in plastic containers. Plastic is a toxic petrochemical.

 

Health tips:  Many health practitioners/Doctors recommend drinking one-half ounce of water for every one pound of body weight. So if you weigh 100 pounds, then you drink 50 ounces of water each day.

 

Preferably you may want to drink filtered water from Multipure, the industry leading water filtration company. Both Consumer Reports and Environmental Working Group promote Multipure.

 

Multipure’s new Aqualuxe with its PureBlock filter technology offers bacteria and virus removal without additives and without power requirements making the Aqualuxe the best point of use water filter and microbiological purifier. The Aqualuxe filter traps particulate matter, absorbs pesticides, herbicides, VOCs, and heavy metals and treats the presence of pharmaceuticals, bacteria, and viruses. Please connect with this subscriber to learn more how you can protect your family’s drinking water and your health.

 

Read more about “Is Alkaline Water a Healthy Choice or Ridiculous Hoax” from www.ecowatch.com by Authority Nutrition.

 

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110 Million Americans May Be Drinking PFAS-Contaminated Water

110 Million Americans May Be Drinking PFAS-Contaminated Water | Water for your great health. | Scoop.it
More than 1,500 drinking water systems across the country may be contaminated with the nonstick chemicals PFOA and PFOS, and similar fluorine-based chemicals, a new EWG analysis shows.
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Did you know that your drinking water systems may be contaminated with the nonstick chemicals PFOA and PFOS, and similar fluorine based chemicals? More than 1500 drinking water systems may be affected according to Environmental Working Group (EWG).

 

These toxic chemicals are linked to cancer, thyroid disease, weakened immunity, and other health problems. Check on the interactive map  to see if your community is affected.

 

Health tips:

 

Make sure you have a Multipure Drinking Water system in your home as Multipure’s products are effective in reducing PFOAs, found in nonstick cookware and water resistant clothing.

 

Not all filters are equal. Good question to ask when shopping for a water filter:

  1. What contaminants if any, are reduced/removed?
  2. How long is it going to last?
  3. Are the materials safe?
  4. Can you trust the claims?

 

Importance of NSF testing and certification: NSF International’s sole purpose is to protect the consumer. Currently, it tests and certifies approx. 11,000 water treatment products. Guess what? Out of all of those products, only one manufacturer has products that provide the broadest spectrum of contaminant reduction. If you want the top of the line of water filters, Multipure is the best choice.

 

Multipure’s products provide a “great cost of ownership” ~ 9 cents – 25 cents/gallon. Compare these prices to bottled water. and delivered bottled water.

 

President’s Cancer Panel and Silent Spring Institute: To protect ourselves and families and reduce our exposure to harmful chemicals, etc., both recommend the use of a water filter, specifically a solid carbon block filter, suggesting to not drink our tap water. If you want a filter that blocks cancer-causing compounds, Multipure systems do that.

 

Multipure has once again been recognized and chosen in the April 2018 Kitchen Planning & Buyers Guide of a major Consumer Product magazine!

 

Please connect with Sandi online to find out which filter/system is right for your family. Get peace of mind with Multipure.

 

Read more about “110 Million Americans May Be Drinking PFAS Contaminated Water” from www.ecowatch.com by Environmental Working Group.

 

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Miracle Moss Removes Arsenic From Drinking Water

Miracle Moss Removes Arsenic From Drinking Water | Water for your great health. | Scoop.it
The aquatic moss clears 80 percent of arsenic from a container of water in less than an hour.
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Did you know that an aquatic moss named Floating Hook Moss has the ability to clean up arsenic from contaminated drinking water? Another beautiful example of how Mother Nature works with Planet Earth to care for her.

 

Unfortunately humans seem to do the opposite. Perhaps people could create an eco friendly product using this kind of aquatic moss to help with our contaminated water issues. Sweden is taking the lead in this arena by developing a plant based wetland  system in their northern mining areas.

 

Arsenic now comes mostly from mining operations. It does also come from natural sources. Arsenic poisoning is widespread in many countries. In the U.S. arsenic is mainly found in ground water in the southwest, parts of New England, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and North and South Dakota.

 

Health Tips:

 

With so many issues that impact your health related to drinking water today, it’s best to use a filter unit or whole house drinking water system. Multipure is the best in the marketplace and it is certified by NSF.

 

Contact Sandi Cornez for more information on how you can protect your family’s health with a Multipure unit.  If you live in any of these U.S. states have your tap water tested for arsenic and other contaminants. Don’t drink the tap water if it’s contaminated and don’t use your shower until you get an NSF certified Multipure shower filter.

 

Read more about “Miracle Moss Removes Arsenic From Drinking Water” from www.care2.com by Melissa Breyer, TreeHugger. 

 

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UGH! Nestlé's Bid to Pump Water From Michigan Approved Despite MAJOR Public Outcry

UGH! Nestlé's Bid to Pump Water From Michigan Approved Despite MAJOR Public Outcry | Water for your great health. | Scoop.it
Food giant Nestlé plans to pump water from Michigan has been approved despite a record-breaking number of public comments opposing the proposal. 80,945 citizens were AGAINST the plan, with only 75 comments in favor.
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Did you know that the giant food conglomerate Nestle is at it again taking the public’s water for its bottled water business? This time with the help from the State of Michigan.

 

Yes that Michigan, the one where its citizens of Flint still after four years do not have a stable source of clean water.

 

Nestle has succeeded in some states and lost in others where the public’s voice was heard and listened to by the local and State government officials. These people work for you, the citizens. If they don’t listen then you can vote them out of office.

 

Clean Water is a necessity. Bottled water is a plastic nightmare. Yes sometimes in weather emergencies bottle water is the only source in town. Otherwise there are cleaner, greener, and healthier ways to get your water.

 

Health Tips:

 

Use glass jars and/or stainless steel containers for all your drinking water needs. Use water filters for your kitchen and bathrooms. You can also purchase whole house water filtration.

 

Most tap water in the U.S. is contaminated with chemicals, residues of prescription drugs, bacteria, viruses, heavy metals, and other toxins. Your best bet is Multipure Drinking Water Systems offering whole house, individual units and even filtration for your garden.

 

Multipure is a trusted integrity based company using NSF certification. Connect with Sandi for all your clean water needs.

 

Read more about “UGH! Nestle’s Bid to Pump Water From Michigan ApprovedDespite MAJOR Public Outcry” from www.onegreenplanet.org by Michelle Neff.

 

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The Truth on Fluoride

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Are thousands of communities around the world (especially in Europe and the United States, still using fluoride? Of course. The sad truth is that fluoride compounds that are put into our water, toothpaste, and even vitamins were never tested for safety before being approved. Recent independent research by scientists not associated with dental trade organizations …
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Did you know that fluoride compounds found in your water, toothpaste, and even vitamins have never been tested for safety before being approved?

 

Now independent research done by scientists not associated with dental trade organizations have determined that fluoride is not effective in preventing tooth decay.

 

Fluoride is so toxic that toothpaste manufacturers have to write “poison” on the label. Fluoride is toxic for your nervous system, your thyroid, immune system, joints, and causes other health issues.

 

Health Tips:

 

Buy organic toothpaste and read the label. If you have fluoride in your tap water, buy a water filtration system that removes fluoride. Buy only organic no chemical vitamins for your children and family.

 

You can also go to www.findaspring.com to locate good mountain clean spring water. Signs of a good spring: deep aquifer which is cold in every season and has the same flow rate all year round. Make sure to have this water tested professionally and use glass bottles for storage.

 

Read more about “The Truth On Fluoride” from www.hippocratesinst.org by Brian Clement, PhD, LN.

 

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American drinking water could soon get a lot dirtier

American drinking water could soon get a lot dirtier | Water for your great health. | Scoop.it
The Trump administration wants to roll back federal checks and reviews of waterways. But experts say that might put the nation's drinking water at risk.
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Did you know that 16 million people in the U.S. get sick from drinking tap water every year? Your tap water contains no protection for your body’s health.

 

Chemical pollutants, heavy metal contamination, residues from pharmaceutical drugs, emerging pathogens, plus chlorine and chloramine are found in most cities and town’s municipal water facilities. Except for some rare clean spring water locations there are no clean water sources in the U.S.

 

This problem has been ongoing for years. However it might just get worse instead of better within the current landscape. And bottled water is not the answer.

 

Health tips:

 

Every family, individual needs to have some sort of filtered water in their home. Taking a shower actually constitutes more harm for your body than drinking water from your tap.

 

People would do well to get at least a shower filter and kitchen filtration system. If one wanted whole house protection that would the best option.

 

There are many claims and many brands and companies selling water filtration systems. You want a company that delivers on its guarantees, a company steeped in integrity, and one that has longevity. Multipure is that company.

 

This post writer is a Multipure rep and would be honored to help you get the water filtration system that works best for you and your family. Please connect on her social media sites.

 

Read more about “American Drinking Water Could Soon Get a Lot Dirtier” from www.businessinsider.com by Hilary Brueck.

 

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You're Probably Drinking Plastic in Your Tap Water

You're Probably Drinking Plastic in Your Tap Water | Water for your great health. | Scoop.it
A first-of-its-kind investigation from Orb Media found microplastics in 83 percent of 159 drinking water samples tested from across five continents.
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Did you know that the U.S. is tied with Beirut, Lebanon for the highest plastic fiber contamination rates at 94 percent with samples collected from 33 sites?

 

These sites include the U.S. Capitol Complex, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) headquarters in Washington D.C. and the Trump Grill in New York.

 

The EPA says that the U.S. doesn’t have a safety Standard for plastic in drinking water? Also the EPA says that plastics are not listed on the agency’s Contaminant Candidate List of unregulated substances that are known to appear in tap water.

 

Earlier studies showed how micro plastics have become ubiquitous in our environment.

 

Microfibers come from many different sources, including synthetic fabrics such as polyester, rayon, and nylon which can release up to 700,000 fibers per wash load. Researchers at Plymouth University conducted the study.

 

Read the full article for all the other important facts regarding microscopic plastic fibers which are non biodegradable pollutants and are flowing out of water taps from New York to New Delhi and around the world.

 

96 percent of all people in the U.S. age 6 or older tested positive for BPA, the endocrine disruptor found in cash register receipts and in the lining of canned foods.

 

Health tips:
Plastic is everywhere and it doesn’t degrade. Starting today pledge to not buy anything made with plastic. Keep or recycle and/or upcycle what you already have. Upcycle is to make another creation from plastic.

 

Multipure’s new Aqualuxe drinking water system has been tested and certified by NSF International against NSF/ANSI Standard 401 (Emerging Contaminants. These include BPA and others.

 

More NSF/ANSI Standards include treating contaminants of Aesthetic Concern 42 for Chlorine, Chloramine, Nominal Particulate Reduction, and Taste /Odor Reduction.

 

The Aqualuxe test Standards also include NSF/ANSI Std. 53, treating contaminants of Health Concern which is for Heavy Metals and NSF Protocol P231 microbiological purifier for Bacteria and Viruses.

 

For more information on Multipure Drinking water Systems please connect with Sandi.

 

Use stainless steel, glass, and use items sourced from Mother Nature for things you need. Humans created this and other environmental problems and humans must find a solution.

 

Read more about “You’re Probably Drinking Plastic in Your Tap Water” from www.ecowatch.com by Lorraine Chow.

 

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Find Out What's in Your Tap Water

Find Out What's in Your Tap Water | Water for your great health. | Scoop.it
The Environmental Working Group's new national Tap Water Database is the most complete source available on the quality of U.S. drinking water, aggregating and
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Did you know that you can find out the truth about what contaminants are in your tap water with Environmental Working Groups (EWG’s) new nationalTap Water Database? The results may be disturbing to some people who trust their municipal water company’s reports.

 

Make sure to read the entire article, especially the part which speaks on the Environmental Protection Agency (EpA) not adding any new chemical to the list of regulated chemicals n the last twenty (20) years.

 

These chemicals have no regulation which basically means your municipal water company doesn’t have to test for them. However these chemicals do exist and your health is being impaired without your knowledge.

 

Health Tips:
Your best protection from unwanted chemicals in your tap water is a whole house water filtration system. However you can also purchase individual drinking water units for your kitchen and shower filters for each of your bathrooms.

 

EWG lists the best drinking water systems available and Multipure comes up year after year in the top because of their commitment to superior products and third party testing from NSF.

 

Multipure is a 40 year old integrity based company. Multipure offers a Lifetime Warranty on its different Drinking Water Systems Housing. Multipure filters are changed one time a year thus saving you money. The Company will send you a reminder.

 

Multipure also has a filter for your gardening needs which attaches to your hose to water your greens, veggies, and fruit with filtered water. Multipure has smaller units great for college dorms.

 

When you bathe in chemicals such as chlorine and chloramine and other contaminants, these contaminants get into your body through your skin, one of your largest organs in your body.

 

You can get more nasties in your skin faster than through consuming food that has been cooked.

 

Make sure to wash all your produce in filtered water. Don’t use tap water. And don’t use tap water to cook your food either. Cooking food in tap water increases the contaminant levels. Be safe and be well.

 

This subscriber is a Multipure Distributor and would welcome speaking to you about your drinking water needs. Please connect online.

 

Read more about “Find Out What’s in Your Tap Water’ with video “Number of Water Systems Where Lead Was Detected at Levels That may Be Harmful For Children” from www.ecowatch.com by Environmental Working Group.

 

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Protect Your Drinking Water - Hippocrates Health Institute

Protect Your Drinking Water - Hippocrates Health Institute | Water for your great health. | Scoop.it
By Dr. Roy M. Speiser V.P., CWR Environmental We live in a toxic world where exposure to dangerous contaminants every day, in our air and water, cumulatively affect our health. Many disorders originate early in life. For example, when pregnant women ingest contaminated water, and food, the toxicity negatively affects the health of the fetus— …
Sandi Cornez's insight:

Did you know that your drinking water from municipal water systems contains toxic environmental pollutants, residues of pharmaceutical drugs, chlorine, lead, mercury, chloramine, maybe fluoride as well and other chemicals? 

 

Many of you trust your city’s water company and you don’t protect your tap water from these harmful substances. Others of you buy inexpensive plastic water filters which have to be replaced often and have no protection or very little for most of the major toxins listed.

 

Fortunately some of you are aware that enviro toxins and pharma drugs plus chlorine, chloramine, fluoride, heavy metals, including lead, mercury, and asbestos are very harmful carcinogens.  And fluoride is also a neurotoxin.

 

Those of who do understand that the water you’re using to shower with and the water you’re drinking affect your body in innumerable frightening ways which cause disease states. 

 

For others of you reading this post, isn’t it time you decide to forgo those lattes or other items you constantly buy and instead use the money saved to buy your family some piece of mind with a quality water filter that removes harmful carcinogens? This is for your family’s health.

 

Health tips:  Environmental Working Group (EWG) and Consumer’s Reports year in and year out recommend Multipure Drinking Water Systems because their water filters and drinking systems do what they say they do.

 

 This integrity based company has been in business for over 40 years giving great customer service. Multipure donated water filters to the Boys and Girls Club in Flint, Mi for families to use  during the lead contamination water crisis.

 

This subscriber is a rep with Multipure and would be happy to help you with your water needs. Please connect on Facebook or Twitter. 

 

Read more about “Protect Your Drinking Water” from www.hippocratesinst.org by Dr. Roy M. Speiser, VP, CWR Environmental.

 

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20 Ways To Conserve Water In The Home | Care2 Healthy Living

20 Ways To Conserve Water In The Home | Care2 Healthy Living | Water for your great health. | Scoop.it
Even a few small changes can add up to hundreds of gallons in water savings each year Here are 20 watersaving tips to get you going
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Did you know that water, a precious resource can be conserved everyday by you and your family? Just being mindful not to waste water and food and other resources does make a difference over time.

 

With more droughts predicted around the world it’s imperative that you take an active role in doing your part to conserve water. The same can be said for food.

 

By practicing mindfulness, everyday can be World Water Day.

 

Health Tips:  Use a water filter in your kitchen, bathroom, and even for your garden. Drinking clean clear delicious tasty water is important for your body and your overall health. Most municipal water sources add chlorine and other chemicals, including fluoride, a known neurotoxin which harm your body.

 

Are you aware that cooking in non filtered tap water doesn’t negate the chlorine, but adds more of this dangerous chemical into your body? Use the filtered water for all your stovetop cooking as well as for drinking.

 

When you shower and brush your teeth, you want the same clean clear water. but without a filter or whole house unit, you’re showering with chlorine and other chemicals which can enter your skin and make you sick.

 

Brita, which is made by the Clorox bleach company (a true oxymoron) offers a 30 day warranty and you have to replace the filters every 3 months which adds up the total cost. Pitcher units filter out chlorine, but not chloramine and other contaminants.

 

Multipure offers a 90 day Guarantee warranty and a lifetime warranty on the housing. Multipure is certified by NSF. Multipure filters are changed once a year.

 

Connect with this subscriber for more information regarding Multipure Drinking Water Systems.

 

Read more about “20 Ways to Conserve Water at Home” from www.care2.com by Becky Striepe.

 

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One Fact About the Expiration Date on Single-Use Water Bottles Will Make You Ditch Plastic

One Fact About the Expiration Date on Single-Use Water Bottles Will Make You Ditch Plastic | Water for your great health. | Scoop.it
Have you ever wondered why there's an expiration date on plastic water bottles? Yeah, us, too. After all, there's no telling how old the water from your tap is.
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Did you know plastic water bottles have an expiration date like other food products?  In addition to the tap water in the bottle what you need to pay attention to is the plastic which overtime degrades and can leach chemicals into the water you’re drinking creating a double toxic cocktail.

 

Plastic water bottles besides harming you also harm marine life, beaches, coastlines, all water ways. There are no pristine areas anymore anywhere in the world.

 

Health tips:  Carry your own glass or stainless steel water bottle filled with filtered water with you when on the go. Take your own cutlery set and glass straw when you eat out for casual.

 

Carry your cloth shopping totes/bags when you grocery shop. In your cloth bag carry your glass jars or reusable containers for your bulk items or use small paper bags and reuse them.

 

Watch what you buy. As much as possible avoid single use non recyclable bags/containers. Buy your produce loose. You don’t have to put it in a plastic bag. Just wash it when you get home.

 

There’s less chance of food contamination this way and you don’t have to throw out or recycle another plastic container. Also avoid single use beverage cups and other single use plastic. 

 

Read more about “One Fact About the Expiration Date on Single Use Plastic Water Bottles Will Make you Ditch Plastic” from www.onegreenplanet.org by Kat Smith.

 

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Chlorine In Water Could Be Linked to Human Cancers

Chlorine In Water Could Be Linked to Human Cancers | Water for your great health. | Scoop.it
When it comes to chemical additives in water one of the biggest things that keeps me skeptical of the way it is done is the fact that it is done without our consent. We have no choice. I believe that if it was in our best interest then we would at least have a choice […]
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Did you know that the World Health Organization (WHO) states that there are three ways for chemicals to enter your body? They are inhalation, digestion, and absorption.

 

When you swim in a pool that uses chlorine, the possibilities exist for all three ways. Numerous studies are showing a link between chlorine intake and cancer, heart attacks, and other negative health effects.

 

Chlorine by-products produce dangerous free radicals in your body which trigger cell damage and are carcinogenic. Free radicals lead to inflammation which causes chronic diseases.

 

When you drink tap water with chlorine and other harmful chemicals such as chloramine, you are exposing your body to these free radicals. 

 

When you cook and bathe with chlorinated water, you are still exposing your body to the free radicals. Something you may not know , but is very critical for your health is that boiling tap water increases your exposure to chlorine by-products as does hot steam from your shower head.

 

Your skin and lungs are sensitive organs where absorption also enters your body.

 

Many people swim in community pools or gym pools and don’t give a second thought to the idea that the chlorine used to kill bacteria in these pools might just be the the cause of their skin rashes, allergies, and lung problems.

 

And for those of you who use personal care products with other harmful ingredients, you run the risk of serious complications due to adverse chemical reactions.

 

A friend recently said that the recreation pool nearby only used a small amount of chlorine because she couldn’t smell any odor. Her comment reminds this subscriber of the people who recommend consuming sugar in moderation.

 

Just as any amount of sugar is extremely harmful so is “just a little chlorine” in the pool. When chlorine is used it’s virtually the same as pouring bleach into the pool.

 

Chlorine causes serious breathing issues and vision problems. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) says that “prolonged contact with chlorine could be a factor in asthma as well as respiratory disease.

 

Fortunately water filtration can help with your tap water. There are many drinking water systems in the marketplace from which to choose. Many are inexpensive up front, but you end up paying more by having to buy filters more frequently. These types may make your water taste better, but do vey little in terms of your health.

 

 Multipure drinking water systems are the industry leader developing solid carbon block technology in the early 1970 s. Multipure has continued through the decades producing water filtration systems with proven guaranteed performance, NSF certification to treat contaminants, lifetime warranty on the housing, and a 90 day satisfaction guarantee. Multipure offers whole house, under/over counter models, reverse-osmosis units, and shower filters. 

 

Connect with this subscriber to learn how Multipure can help you protect your family’s drinking/bathing water.

 

Read more about “The Harmful Effects of Chlorine” from www.collective-evolution.com 

 

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Is Your Tap Water Safe to Drink?

Is Your Tap Water Safe to Drink? | Water for your great health. | Scoop.it
A recent survey from Iowa-based marketing firm Meyocks found that only three out of five Americans (57 percent) agree that their tap water is safe. But the
Sandi Cornez's insight:

Did you know that your consumption of tap water and your bottled water habit could be driving your health issues?

 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulates about 100 contaminants in our tap water, but a study shows that there are over 300 harmful contaminants in tap water. Most bottled water is really just tap water.

 

Considering what happened in Flint, MI do you trust your local water suppliers Consumer Confidence Report (CCR)?  This is an annual drinking water report which your supplier completes every July 1st.

 

Information includes information on where your water comes from, the levels of detected contaminants, and your supplier’s compliance with drinking water rules.

 

Click on the links in this article for important information on Drinking Water Regs and Maximum Contaminant Levels.

 

Health tips: To be on the safe side, consider water filtration from Multipure. The new Aqualuxe on the counter or below sink offers one of the highest levels of contaminant reduction.

 

This sleek modern unit has been tested and Certified by N/SF International. Multipure has a been the industry leader in drinking water systems for 40 years and developed solid carbon block technology in the early 1970’s.

 

NSF certification is an assurance of quality, performance, and integrity. Multipure is an integrity based company and its intensive internal quality assurance is confirmed by the rigorous scrutiny of NSF Certification.

 

Not all drinking water filtration systems have this credibility. For more information connect with this subscriber.

 

Skip the bottled water: save your health and save our oceans and landfills from damaging plastic. 

 

Read more about “Is Your Tap Water Safe to Drink”? from www.ecowatch.com  by Lorraine Chow.

 

This www.scoop.it/t/water-for-your-great-health site is being curated by Sandi Cornez. Follow Sandi for more healthy food/water tips @https://www.facebook.com/wisdomfromthewell

 

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